2023 Student Video Contest Winners

Take Me Outside Student Video Contest

Congratulations to the 2023 contest winners!

Here are the winning videos from each category.

Scroll down to the bottom for past years’ winners. Interested in the rules and guidelines? Click here.

This year, the jurors couldn’t decide on just one grand prize winner, so they chose TWO! A huge congrats to Daniel Tapatai from Baker Lake, Nunavut as well as students from Nakoda Elementary in Mînî Thnî, Alberta for being this year’s grand prize winners! And congrats to all the winners in other categories who worked hard to make some great short films about their backyard in Canada and the importance of spending time outside. All of these winners will receive gift cards from MEC to help get them out there even more! Both winning films will be highlighted as part of the internationally acclaimed Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival for 2023!

The Grand Prize is a 3 day trip to Banff National Park and the winning short film will be shared on social media.

A huge thanks to MEC and the Banff Centre for their support in this project. We also want to thank Caribou Properties and Banff Airporter for providing food and transportation to the winning student while in Banff. This community has truly supported this contest and is committed to engaging youth in exploring Canada’s amazing backyard.

Grade 7-12 Category:

1st Place and Grand Prize Winner

Daniel Tapatai from Baker Lake, Nunavut

2nd Place Winner

George Deng from Vancouver, BC

Grade K-6 Category:

1st Place Winner

Lylah Shendaruk from Sylvan Lake, Alberta

2nd Place Winner

Liam & Caden Reid from Breslau, Ontario


K-12 Class Category:

1st Place and Grand Prize Winner

Nakoda Elementary Grade 4 Class

2nd Place Winner

Evergreen School Grade 3 Class

Looking for winners from past years? Check out the top entries from students across the country.